Playoff Qualification Scenarios for all IPL teams in 2024 after GT Elimination, CSK, LSG, RCB, DC, RR, SRH are still in IPL 2024 Playoff Race
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CSK Qualification Scenario: The IPL 2024 has just begun to get into the makeover for its business end, which begins on May 21. The teams are fighting with their every main and might to gain favourable results to secure a playoff berth. In the recent episode of the IPL 2024 clash, Ruturaj Gaikwad’s Chennai Super Kings (CSK) thrashed Punjab Kings (PBKS) by 28 runs, almost crushing their opponent’s chances of qualification while bolstering theirs. This article will explain how CSK can qualify for IPL 2024 playoffs.

Punjab Kings (PBKS) made a mess of their 167-run hunt against CSK in the second innings at the Dharmshala Cricket Ground. Despite having all the weapons in their arsenal to easily hunt down the target, PBKS felt jitters and hiccups as CSK bowlers rose to the occasion.

PBKS got no substantial partnership throughout the chase which eventually resulted in their failure to chase the modest total, which at the halfway stage looked all theirs. They once flipped the record books by chasing the 261-run target, which is by far the highest-ever T20 total successfully chased, but today they had no answers to the roaring Super Kings’ bowlers.

Meanwhile, CSK has given a befitting replay to the defeat they suffered a few days ago at their home venue. In the previous fixture, CSK faced a seven-wicket defeat against Punjab Kings in Chepauk, but the change in the venue has resulted in the reversal of the fortunes.

Earlier in the game, CSK, too, had a bit of a jittery outing with the bat in hand. Barring all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja’s 43-run knock, the other batters looked never settled in the middle.

However, the team was successful in posting a total that seemed enough for their bowlers to defend at the Dharmshala Cricket Ground.

The win makes the equation easy for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) as they seek a position in the top 4 of the points table. Currently, CSK is placed in the third place with 12 rating points from 11 matches. They have secured a net run rate of 0.700 as well.

As the race for the IPL 2024 playoff gets intensified, let’s have a look at how CSK can Qualify for IPL 2024 Playoffs, CSK Qualification Scenario after CSK vs PBKS IPL Match 53.

How CSK Can Qualify for IPL 2024 Playoffs

How CSK can Qualify for IPL 2024 Playoffs, CSK Qualification Scenario after CSK vs PBKS IPL Match 53
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As of now, CSK are comfortably placed in the points table and their way forward seems to be a cakewalk. Had they lost the game against PBKS, then it would have landed them in a spot of bother, but fortunately they managed to overcome the obstacle convincingly.

To gain a sure-shot place in the IPL 2024 playoffs, CSK needs to win two of their remaining three matches. This way, CSK will safely land a place, probably, third in the IPL 2024 points table.

However, if they lose two of the three games, which will take them to 14 points only, then they might face the heat as there will be a few more sides that will have 14 points. The net run rate will come into picture, which as of now looks pretty sorted for CSK.

CSK’s next three games are against Gujarat Titans, Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bengaluru respectively. They will play out the table toppers – RR – at their home venue in Chennai, and the other two games will be away from home.

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